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The Phantom Pain trailer - chronological edit

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Published on Dec 12, 2012

I tried editing the Phantom Pain trailer into chronological order. I used clues from the video to establish continuity, such as "Snake"s progression from crawling to running, the lighting becoming darker implying a power cut, and the building filling with smoke.

I call the main character "Snake" as shorthand, we do not know the exact identities of any of the characters.

Working on this really made me think about the factions at play. I never considered the possibilities before, and it made me realise that the "Psycho Mantis"-like child character may not actually be working with the soldiers. The child might actually be a patient in the hospital that the soldiers have come to kill.

Also, the child may not be the source of the explosions, although he would be the source of the hallucinations. It could be the soldiers firing at him and attempting to destroy the building.

3 clips I could not place:
- The flaming unicorn. I mean, WTF.
- The close-up of soldiers shooting. It can go anywhere during the assault, but there's just not enough information given about the scene to place it exactly. For example there are four soldiers in the close-up, but only two are seen in the clip of them shooting at the crowd of people.
- The "Volgin" silhouette, which does not take place in the same place you see the flaming "Big Boss". The Volgin clip has rubble near his feet, while the Big Boss one has only fire.

Chronological edit by BurnOutBrighter on NeoGAF

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